May 15, 2013 |
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Officials at Shenandoah National Park are working on a plan to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/142odac ) reports that the plan could include thinning the park's heaviest populations of whitetail deer. Park officials also plan to increase surveillance and detection of the disease, which affects the brains and nervous systems of deer, elk and moose. Park biologist Rolf Gubler says the disease has been detected in...
April 23, 2013
THE DISTRICT D.C. schools extend academic year by a day The District's school system has extended the academic year by one day to make up for classes missed because of inclement weather, officials said Tuesday. The school year had been scheduled to end with a half-day of instruction on June 20. That will now be a full day of instruction, and classes will continue for a half-day on June 21. In addition, June 3 — previously scheduled as a parent-teacher conference day — will be a regular school day. Schools will make...
March 28, 2013 |
Frederick County sheriff's deputies, meet Louisa Harris. Harris is a rent-a-cop at a CVS in Northeast Washington. And she could teach you how to do your job right. If only Harris had been working the mall cop detail at Westview Regal Cinemas in Frederick on Jan. 12 instead of three off-duty Frederick sheriff's deputies, Robert Ethan Saylor would still be alive. Saylor died after a confrontation at the movie theater over paying for a ticket for "Zero Dark Thirty. " He wanted to stay and watch the...
March 27, 2013 |
Robert Ethan Saylor didn't like to be touched, and suddenly an off-duty deputy had his hands on him. Within moments, two more deputies would grab him, the four men would fall in a heap on the floor, and Saylor, who had been shouting and resisting their attempts to restrain him, would grow quiet and still. More than two months after a man with Down syndrome died at the hands of three off-duty Frederick County sheriff's deputies, these details about his death emerged in an autopsy...
February 19, 2013 |
Fascinated with law enforcement, Robert Ethan Saylor would sometimes call 911 just to ask the dispatchers a question. He loved talking to police officers and was a loyal follower of the TV show "NCIS. " Now, his death at age 26 is the subject of a criminal investigation that has left those who knew him in his Frederick County community and those who didn't around the country wondering: How did a young man with Down syndrome die in an encounter with the very people he idolized?
February 1, 2013 |
Two young girls died and four of their family members, including an infant sister, were injured in a fast-moving fire that destroyed a Myersville, Md., home late Thursday, according to authorities. Sophie P. Lillard, 6, and Madigan G. Lillard, 3, died of smoke inhalation, according to the Frederick County sheriff's office. Autopsies performed Friday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore determined that their deaths were accidental, the sheriff's office said in a news release.